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We have a textured bath-tub, we want to remove the texture (because it's fading and it's easy to slip on, but because of the texture bath mats don't stay on). We're considering re-glazing it, and are wondering if that will work, or if there are any others ways to remove the texture.

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    This question can be answered with either "yes" or "no". As a longtime member of this community, I'd suggest changing it to something like, "How can I smooth out my textured bathtub?" You can say in the body of the question that you are consider re-glazing it, but community members might offer you some simpler solutions and ideas you hadn't thought of! – BrettFromLA Feb 3 at 15:03
  • You could try sanding it. – John Locke Feb 10 at 13:41
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Well, I can think of 3 solutions, none of them is really perfect.

  1. Buy new bathtub without texture. No comments, everything should be clear.
  2. Re-glaze it (as you already mentioned). Results are better if operation is done by an experienced person.
  3. Un-texture it. Actually, this is polishing it to an acceptable level.

For number 3, it may or it may not work. First condition: how thick is the current texture. Does it allow for some polishing (to the level desired)? If no, then that's it, option 3 is out of question.

If yes, the same polishing procedure as used for cars can be used. I cannot think of a reason why a car-polish procedure would not work for the bathtub. Again, someone with experience may produce a better result.

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